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04/05/2019
Spring is a great time to give your home a clean. This year, why not include your health and fitness regime on your checklist?

Giving your home a spring clean is the best way to give your family and your house a clean start, by decluttering your space. However, do you ever think about giving your body and fitness routine a spring clean?

Improve the Effectiveness of Your Routine

This year, Athletic Republic Pittsburgh has some tips to help you give your body and routine a spring clean.

Start Tracking

If you aren’t tracking your progress then you are missing out on valuable information which can not only help to keep you motivated but can also help you to improve your performance and reach your health and fitness goals faster. This spring, consider a connected fitness device, such as a smartwatch or a simple fitness bands. If possible, look for a fitness tracker which can sync information directly with your phone’s health app. The information provided by these devices can help you to:
  • Track the distance you walk incidentally.
  • Teach you about your sleeping patterns.
  • Use your heart rate data to tweak your exercises and routine.
  • Track how often you stand throughout the day.
  • Provide prompts to help you stay on track.
When shopping for a fitness tracker, remember that you don’t need the most expensive one in the store, but be sure that the one you do choose can track enough data to help you.

New Items

If you are feeling a little lackluster about your fitness routine coming out of the cold weather, giving your gear a refresh can be a great way to motivate you to get outside and bring back your motivation. When looking for new gear, consider items which you can get the most use from, such as a pair of skins with a range of shell pants, etc. In particular, to this tip, it’s important to note that the season is changing and the sun will soon be out more, which means that, if you are exercising outdoors, be sure to purchase sunglasses and sunscreen. If you are struggling to get back into your routine after the winter period or you feel like you have hit a plateau, sports training in Pittsburgh, PA can help. To find out more, speak with a professional trainer at Athletic Republic Pittsburgh by calling (724) 933-4317.

Outside Exercise

As the weather becomes warmer, the mornings become slightly more inviting, consider taking part or all of your workout outside. This could be in your backyard, your patio, the local park, or anywhere that’s outside and peaceful. If you are taking your workout public, it’s important to stay mindful of a few items:
  • If you are running at night or early morning, be sure you are visible
  • If exercising in a park, be sure to wear layers to take off throughout your routine.
  • Always take water with you.
  • A towel or yoga mat can be helpful when exercising on grass or dirt.
  • If using public equipment, be mindful of the people around you.

Change It Up

If you can’t remember the last time that you changed your routine or even tried a new exercise or stretch, then your routine is likely starting to feel a little stale. Not only can this work against your motivation, but it isn’t helping your progress towards your goals. This spring, look through your routine and consider what you can change to help make your routine more interesting. Something as simple as changing your running track or route, or even just swapping around your routine can be all that’s needed to give your body a wakeup call. Of course, your routine isn't the only thing which you can change up. If you prepare your meals in advance or even stick to a rigid food diet, consider changing this up, too. Something as small as swapping a sauce or changing rice for quinoa can be enough to bring new life back to your diet.

The Best Professional Sports Training in Pittsburgh, PA

If you are just starting out on your path to improved health and fitness or you have been working towards your goal for a while and you are looking for some help to get you there faster or help you to push further, Athletic Republic Pittsburgh can help. Call (724) 933-4317 and speak with a friendly professional trainer about how they can help you to reach your goals and improve your fitness faster and with professional advice and coaching.